(ORDO NEWS) — An international team of researchers has discovered a previously unknown corridor in the Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), located on the Giza plateau on the southern outskirts of Cairo.
“During the study of the pyramids, a corridor 9 meters long and 2.1 meters wide was discovered, work on the project has been ongoing since 2015,” Issa said at a press conference held at the foot of the Great Pyramids.
Egyptian historian and archaeologist, former Minister of Antiquities Zaki Havas, speaking at a press conference, called this archaeological discovery “one of the most important made in the pyramid of Cheops in the modern era.”
“The pyramid of Pharaoh Khufu is one of the most famous pyramids in the world, because many holes were made in it, which were used by archaeologists to discover new secrets of the ancient Egyptian civilization,” the Al-Ahram newspaper quoted the scientist as saying.
Inside the pyramid of Cheops, built around 2560 BC, are two large chambers known as the rooms of the kings and queens.
Two shafts lead upward from each chamber at an angle of 45 degrees, which, according to scientists, were intended for the passage of the soul of the deceased ruler to the other world.
Where the mines go from the queens’ room, discovered only in 1872, has not been established for certain, since the passage was closed by massive doors.
With a difference of 10 years – in 1992 and 2002 – robots with video cameras were sent to the secret rooms inside the pyramid, which had to drill a hole in the door several centimeters thick in order to clarify what was behind it.
But the cars, following the results of painstaking work, each time stumbled upon a new door. Archaeologists are now hoping
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